The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 20 Dec 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngMedia attacks UK human rights law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/media-attacks-uk-human-rights-law-firm-52605132/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/torture.jpg' border='0'/></a>Public Interest Lawyers - one of two law firms in the spotlight over the &pound;31m Al Swaedy investigation on alleged human resources violations by UK soldiers - is under attack by the Daily Telegraph.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/media-attacks-uk-human-rights-law-firm-52605132/Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:12Sniffing out the top performers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sniffing-out-the-top-performers-5787126/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/perfume.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury company Estee Lauder has been on the mergers and acquisitions trail.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sniffing-out-the-top-performers-5787126/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:12Service charge to be levied on Indian law firm fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/service-charge-to-be-levied-on-indian-law-firm-fees-40783159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india liberal.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Bombay High Court has decided that businesses will need to pay a service charge - currently pegged at 12.36% - on the fees they pay to external lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/service-charge-to-be-levied-on-indian-law-firm-fees-40783159/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:12Law firm service drops off in south east Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-service-drops-off-in-south-east-asia-72762510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Asia map.jpg' border='0'/></a>There is a mismatch between the needs of Australian-based multi-nationals expanding into south east Asia and the services which their law firms can afford to provide, according to recent research and analysis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-service-drops-off-in-south-east-asia-72762510/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:12Withers expands through Australia alliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-expands-through-australia-alliance-82214652/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australia12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Withers has launched a new alliance in Australia through a link-up with Balazs Lazanas & Welch - in a venture which will target tax, corporate and immigration clients and will be called Withers SBL.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-expands-through-australia-alliance-82214652/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:12NY lawyer negotiated with ISIS over hostage<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-lawyer-negotiated-with-isis-over-hostage-72933937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York lawyer Stanley Cohen was involved in negotiations with terrorist organisation ISIS in a failed attempt to secure the release of aid worker Peter Kassig.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-lawyer-negotiated-with-isis-over-hostage-72933937/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:12Fifa executive tried to discipline Michael Garcia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-executive-tried-to-discipline-michael-garcia-13945874/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/world cup1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael J Garcia, the US lawyer who resigned yesterday from the football body's ethics committee, said that the Fifa executive committee tried to begin disciplinary proceedings against him two months ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fifa-executive-tried-to-discipline-michael-garcia-13945874/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12Death sentence given to killer of wife of District Attorney<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/death-sentence-given-to-killer-of-wife-of-district-attorney-11575708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Texas3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A judge compared former Justice of the Peace Eric Lyle Williams to serial killers Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer as he sentenced him to death.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/death-sentence-given-to-killer-of-wife-of-district-attorney-11575708/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12Law firm prepares class action against Quindell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-prepares-class-action-against-quindell-99329650/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stock exchange.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the troubled law practice which is listed in the UK, now looks likely to be on the receiving end of a class action from Your Legal Friend.com.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-prepares-class-action-against-quindell-99329650/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12Norton Rose to target India litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-to-target-india-litigation-46417692/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ind1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Norton Rose Fulbright is to develop its strategy of growing outside London by a range of measures including the development of greater Indian links and expertise.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-to-target-india-litigation-46417692/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12European Court decision boosts embryonic research<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/european-court-decision-boosts-embryonic-research-50530304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/embryo.jpg' border='0'/></a>The European Court has approved the patenting of embryonic stem cell technologies using unfertilised human ova.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/european-court-decision-boosts-embryonic-research-50530304/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12Human rights lawyers in firing line over Iraq inquiry<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/human-rights-lawyers-in-firing-line-over-iraq-inquiry-3419506/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/iraq.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two UK human rights law firms have been criticised by the military and the defence secretary for wasting time and public finances in its support of largely unsubstantiated allegations of torture against British soldiers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/human-rights-lawyers-in-firing-line-over-iraq-inquiry-3419506/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12Cleary Gottlieb lawyer comes 4th in FT worst political jobs ranking<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleary-gottlieb-lawyer-comes-4th-in-ft-worst-political-jobs-ranking-35182980/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Argentina3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jonathan Blackman, lawyer to the state of Argentina in its battle with hedge funds, has come 4th - just ahead of the hairdresser to Korean leader Kim Jong Un - in a 2014 listing of the ten worst jobs in global politics.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleary-gottlieb-lawyer-comes-4th-in-ft-worst-political-jobs-ranking-35182980/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12Bird & Bird duo called as witnesses as client charged with embezzlement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-duo-called-as-witnesses-as-client-charged-with-embezzlement-14830446/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ham1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recently retired German partner in Bird & Bird and a lawyer in the firm have refused to answer questions in relation to a head of a client business who is on trial on embezzlement charges of &euro;147m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-duo-called-as-witnesses-as-client-charged-with-embezzlement-14830446/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12In-house lawyers urged to extend their role by emotional intelligence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-urged-to-extend-their-role-by-emotional-intelligence-25815704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EI1.jpg' border='0'/></a>At a difficult time in the legal sector, in-house lawyers are being urged to hone their emotional intelligence in order to help them communicate better with their corporate clients and also to aid them survive.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-urged-to-extend-their-role-by-emotional-intelligence-25815704/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12Lone inhouse lawyers carry intense workload<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lone-inhouse-lawyers-carry-intense-workload-97300767/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lone1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers who are engaged to work as the only legal specialist in an organisation tend to see their workload as the most surprising aspect of their role.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lone-inhouse-lawyers-carry-intense-workload-97300767/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12Irish lawyer faces extradition from Brazil<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-lawyer-faces-extradition-from-brazil-22764235/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_237575575.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Lynn left Ireland at the start of the country's property crash and was reported to be living in Brazil as a teacher.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-lawyer-faces-extradition-from-brazil-22764235/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12Lawyers tricked by court bankruptcy virus scam<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-tricked-by-court-bankruptcy-virus-scam-48350575/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/virus2.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Atlanta court is warning users of its electronic filing system that a pop-up which claims to be a bankruptcy survey linked to its site is actually a virus.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-tricked-by-court-bankruptcy-virus-scam-48350575/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:12Clash of the Fifa lawyers to be decided within days<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clash-of-the-fifa-lawyers-to-be-decided-within-days-13052918/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/world cup2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The dispute between Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia and his colleague Hans-Joachim Eckert, chair of the ethics adjudicatory committee, looks set to be resolved at the football body's Morocco meeting later this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clash-of-the-fifa-lawyers-to-be-decided-within-days-13052918/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:12Indian lawyers follow boutique start-up trend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-follow-boutique-start-up-trend-10999006/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_237617077.jpg' border='0'/></a>At least twenty experienced lawyers have left large practices and set up their own niche firms in the last couple of years, according to the Economic Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-lawyers-follow-boutique-start-up-trend-10999006/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:12Financial pressures make law departments increasingly sophisticated<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/financial-pressures-make-law-departments-increasingly-sophisticated-64888335/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/analytics1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law departments are upping their analytical skills in response to continuing financial issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/financial-pressures-make-law-departments-increasingly-sophisticated-64888335/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-16210057/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kodak.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-16210057/Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12Cars race ahead as luxury stalls<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cars-race-ahead-as-luxury-stalls-89321731/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/luxury car.jpg' border='0'/></a>Demand for luxury may be slowing but online is still growing, according to management consultants Bain & Co.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cars-race-ahead-as-luxury-stalls-89321731/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:12Cartier calls time on website bandits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cartier-calls-time-on-website-bandits-31336318/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cartier1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent decision on counterfeit goods in London will have implications outside the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cartier-calls-time-on-website-bandits-31336318/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:12Former Dewey rainmaker files for bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-dewey-rainmaker-files-for-bankruptcy-87875957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_236997250.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Altorelli, who earned US$6m at Dewey LeBoeuf in 2011 and who is now co-chair of the DLA Piper US finance group, has filed for bankruptcy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-dewey-rainmaker-files-for-bankruptcy-87875957/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:12Barrister from leading legal family dies in Sydney siege<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-from-leading-legal-family-dies-in-sydney-siege-55977076/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney28.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 38-year old barrister Katrina Dawson, of 8 Selborne Chambers, died on her way to hospital after the coffee bar siege and was said to have been protecting a pregnant colleague from gunfire when she was hit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-from-leading-legal-family-dies-in-sydney-siege-55977076/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:12Houston litigation boutique lawyers jump to Vorys Sater<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/houston-litigation-boutique-lawyers-jump-to-vorys-sater-71014516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Huston .jpg' border='0'/></a>The last remaining nine lawyers at Schwartz Junell have decided to move to Vorys Sater because of the state of 'today's market'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/houston-litigation-boutique-lawyers-jump-to-vorys-sater-71014516/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:12Dodd-Frank law challenged in trading case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dodd-frank-law-challenged-in-trading-case-95156701/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A part of the Dodd-Frank law, which deals with 'anti-spoofing', is being challenged as part of the defence of Michael Coscia, the first person to face criminal prosecution under its provisions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dodd-frank-law-challenged-in-trading-case-95156701/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:12Sony steps up legal threat against the media<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sony-steps-up-legal-threat-against-the-media-66307791/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sony (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, has written to the New York Times and other titles to warn them that they could face legal action from Sony unless they destroy the information which hackers have made public about the organisation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sony-steps-up-legal-threat-against-the-media-66307791/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:12Kennedys picks up Clyde six lawyer aviation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-picks-up-clyde-six-lawyer-aviation-team-76025978/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore35.jpg' border='0'/></a>The group will boost Kennedy's Asia presence as well as strengthening its global aviation capability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-picks-up-clyde-six-lawyer-aviation-team-76025978/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Lawyer reported by Facebook friend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-reported-by-facebook-friend-58005268/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/facebook4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyer allegedly posted remarks about the Prophet Mohammed that were offensive and led to his arrest in Wadala, India.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-reported-by-facebook-friend-58005268/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Ex-Skadden lawyer confesses to $5m Ponzi scheme in suicide note<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-skadden-lawyer-confesses-to-$5m-ponzi-scheme-in-suicide-note-57344864/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_237038758.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 56-year old lawyer has been charged with fraud after writing a suicide note confessing to fleecing family and friends - but being saved from death by the police.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-skadden-lawyer-confesses-to-$5m-ponzi-scheme-in-suicide-note-57344864/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Questions asked after lawyer's helicopter death in 2004<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/questions-asked-after-lawyers-helicopter-death-in-2004-39910769/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/crash.jpg' border='0'/></a>Questions are being asked again about the death of Stephen Curtis in 2004 who died in a helicopter crash after warning friends that if something happened to him it would not be an accident.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/questions-asked-after-lawyers-helicopter-death-in-2004-39910769/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Quindell seeks new broker to avoid suspension<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-seeks-new-broker-to-avoid-suspension-78776951/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city .jpg' border='0'/></a>The listed legal services company Quindell is seeking to avoid the possibility of being suspended by finding a new broker after its last one stood down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-seeks-new-broker-to-avoid-suspension-78776951/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:12Microsoft fights US gov on privacy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/microsoft-fights-us-gov-on-privacy-93492859/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The stakes could hardly be higher than in Microsoft's current battle which, according to its general counsel, could endanger the privacy of all digital information if Microsoft loses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/microsoft-fights-us-gov-on-privacy-93492859/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Lawyers must be held accountable for authorising torture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-must-be-held-accountable-for-authorising-torture-27473148/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/torture.jpg' border='0'/></a>Action must be taken over lawyers accused of authorising torture, says Philippe Sands in the FT.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-must-be-held-accountable-for-authorising-torture-27473148/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Sony hires heavy-hitter to deal with hacking crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sony-hires-heavy-hitter-to-deal-with-hacking-crisis-42317984/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sony2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sony has hired high profile lawyer David Boies to help it deal with its hacking crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sony-hires-heavy-hitter-to-deal-with-hacking-crisis-42317984/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12EU issues largest number of new laws since Lisbon Treaty<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-issues-largest-number-of-new-laws-since-lisbon-treaty-42465826/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EU_Flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>Last year saw the largest amount of EU legislation adopted since 2007, according to new research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eu-issues-largest-number-of-new-laws-since-lisbon-treaty-42465826/Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:12Hogan Lovells continues push on Asia corporate recruitment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-continues-push-on-asia-corporate-recruitment-13116675/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/asia4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovell has recruited its fourth corporate partner in Asia this year, by taking on Mark Cooper from Linklaters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-continues-push-on-asia-corporate-recruitment-13116675/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12Top firm said to be paying US$9m pa to lateral hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firm-said-to-be-paying-us$9m-pa-to-lateral-hire-47898713/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars27.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kirkland & Lewis has reportedly agreed to pay litigation rainmaker James Hurst, formerly of Winston & Strawn, $9m a year for four years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firm-said-to-be-paying-us$9m-pa-to-lateral-hire-47898713/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:12Law firms drop out of pro bono<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-drop-out-of-pro-bono-23016509/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australian flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>The proportion of larger Australian law firms taking part in pro bono work has slipped to 50 per cent over the last year, according to a report from the National Pro Bono Centre.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-drop-out-of-pro-bono-23016509/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12Cooley readies London launch with Edwards Wildman partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cooley-readies-london-launch-with-edwards-wildman-partners-87260623/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/san franscisco1.jpg' border='0'/></a>San Francisco high tech-specialist firm Cooley is about to sign a deal with most of the London partners of Edwards Widman in preparation for launching its first office in Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cooley-readies-london-launch-with-edwards-wildman-partners-87260623/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12Legal head tipped by Ecclestone as F1 successor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-head-tipped-by-ecclestone-as-f1-successor-41139130/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bernie ecclestone1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bernie Ecclestone, chief executive of Formula 1, has rejected proposals to reduce his power at the company and has said that he would propose Sacha Woodward-Hill, his trusted legal chief, as his replacement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-head-tipped-by-ecclestone-as-f1-successor-41139130/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12The change agenda<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-change-agenda-83183921/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bibary1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Christopher Morris and Ramin Tabatabai look at the changing role of a project manager and the key skill sets now required to conduct an e-Disclosure exercise as their complexity grows and the courts clamp down on costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-change-agenda-83183921/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:12DMH Stallard announces latest merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/dmh-stallard-announces-latest-merger-77216301/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DHM Stallard has undertaken its eighth merger as its managing partner steps down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/dmh-stallard-announces-latest-merger-77216301/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12Law firm concerns over commodity benchmarks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-concerns-over-commodity-benchmarks-35361216/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_112522673.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly two in three commodity market participants claim that benchmarks used to set the price of commodities could be manipulated, according to research by Clyde & Co.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-concerns-over-commodity-benchmarks-35361216/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:12Citibank provides US$2.7b for legal expenses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/citibank-provides-us$27b-for-legal-expenses-61145330/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/citibank4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Citibank is the latest bank to show that, despite the large sums already paid out, the banks are expecting further big legal bills.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/citibank-provides-us$27b-for-legal-expenses-61145330/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12UK lawyers demand confidentiality after state admits spying<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-demand-confidentiality-after-state-admits-spying-57234099/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/spying2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bodies representing lawyers in the UK have grouped together to call on the government to protect client-lawyer confidentiality after it emerged that state organisations had routinely been listening in to confidential telephone calls.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-demand-confidentiality-after-state-admits-spying-57234099/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12CIA lawyer warned colleagues of criminal liability over torture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cia-lawyer-warned-colleagues-of-criminal-liability-over-torture-71854677/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cia1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An associate lawyer at the CIA wrote to colleagues warning them that criminal sanctions could follow the use of torture on detainees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cia-lawyer-warned-colleagues-of-criminal-liability-over-torture-71854677/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12Stephenson Harwood enters Guangzhou alliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/stephenson-harwood-enters-guangzhou-alliance-83669250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Guangzhou.jpg' border='0'/></a>Having closed its Guangzhou office three months ago, UK-based Stephenson Harwood has set up an alliance relationship with its former partner in China, Wei Tu.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/stephenson-harwood-enters-guangzhou-alliance-83669250/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12London private client firms merge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-private-client-firms-merge-93490692/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lincolns Inn.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two of London's oldest legal practices have joined forces to form a 120-strong firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-private-client-firms-merge-93490692/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12US law firm spots potential fraud and goes public on details<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firm-spots-potential-fraud-and-goes-public-on-details-42993412/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/texas4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new client which was apparently paying US$489,000 upfront to cover fees rang warning bells with a Texas law firm when it used a hotmail email address.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firm-spots-potential-fraud-and-goes-public-on-details-42993412/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:12US looks set to ease rules for foreign lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-looks-set-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-91318303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us flag1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Changes to rules governing foreign lawyers look likely but there is no movement on allowing outside investment for law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-looks-set-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-91318303/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:12Arizona's reciprocity rules upheld<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arizonas-reciprocity-rules-upheld-28789133/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/arizona.jpg' border='0'/></a>A challenge to Arizona's rules over out-of-state lawyers was lost by a Californian lawyer who claimed that the admission policy was discriminatory.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arizonas-reciprocity-rules-upheld-28789133/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12UpCounsel plans expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/upcounsel-plans-expansion-37704902/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/entrepreneur4.jpg' border='0'/></a>UpCounsel, the service that matches entrepreneurs to lawyers, is planning to expand beyond its San Francisco base after raising US$2.4m in seed funding.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/upcounsel-plans-expansion-37704902/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12BP suffers Supreme Court setback over spill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bp-suffers-supreme-court-setback-over-spill-10999923/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil spill3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The court refused to examine the terms of the multibillion-dollar compensation fund agreement which the oil company set up after the accident.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bp-suffers-supreme-court-setback-over-spill-10999923/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-78960624/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Jardine .jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-78960624/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12Deutsche Bank compliance troubles rumble on<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/deutsche-bank-compliance-troubles-rumble-on-46284489/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deutsche Bank3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deutsche Bank and other banks have been named in a law suit filed by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, claiming US$190m from them for allegedly avoiding taxes in 2000.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/deutsche-bank-compliance-troubles-rumble-on-46284489/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12UK tax authorities urge lawyers to pay tax debts or face penalites<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-tax-authorities-urge-lawyers-to-pay-tax-debts-or-face-penalites-89590099/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax10.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal profession has become the focus of a campaign from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs in which they are given time to pay all the tax they owe but then threatened with tougher penalties if they do not comply.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-tax-authorities-urge-lawyers-to-pay-tax-debts-or-face-penalites-89590099/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:12Kirkland nets US$20m fees from energy sector's biggest bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland-nets-us$20m-fees-from-energy-sectors-biggest-bankruptcy-93116667/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/electricity.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kirkland & Ellis has received $20.5m in fees and another $1.25m in expenses in its role as bankruptcy counsel to Energy Future Holdings Corp, the company that became the energy sector's biggest bankruptcy ever in April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirkland-nets-us$20m-fees-from-energy-sectors-biggest-bankruptcy-93116667/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12Legal fine print comes to aid of Formula One<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-fine-print-comes-to-aid-of-formula-one-38911879/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/formula 1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Speculation that Formula One might breach its contract if the numbers of cars participating in races falls below 16 has been dismissed by legal specialists.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-fine-print-comes-to-aid-of-formula-one-38911879/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:12Bakers to educate staff and clients on regulatory<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-to-educate-staff-and-clients-on-regulatory-10722571/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/regulation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie is to train staff and clients on regulatory investigations through its newly-established Bakers Investigations Academy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-to-educate-staff-and-clients-on-regulatory-10722571/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:12Top firms dominate the Supreme Court bar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firms-dominate-the-supreme-court-bar-80838575/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/supreme court4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big business has better access to the Supreme Court than consumers with around 12 top US law firms dominating the field.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-firms-dominate-the-supreme-court-bar-80838575/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Japanese lawyers march against secrecy law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-lawyers-march-against-secrecy-law-80471279/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Osaka.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyers are calling for the abolition of the soon to be enacted law which would dramatically expand the definition of state secrets.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/japanese-lawyers-march-against-secrecy-law-80471279/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Corrs gains first mover advantage with Orbit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-gains-first-mover-advantage-with-orbit-4517661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/people2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth is the first firm in the region to launch a legal resourcing business but others are likely to follow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-gains-first-mover-advantage-with-orbit-4517661/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Riverview Law moves into tech zone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/riverview-law-moves-into-tech-zone-86251761/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tech7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The chief executive of the fixed-fee law firm is predicting that it could make more money from its technology than practising law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/riverview-law-moves-into-tech-zone-86251761/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Bond Dickinson and Redeker Sellner form partnership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bond-dickinson-and-redeker-sellner-form-partnership-90817201/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>National UK law firm Bond Dickinson has signed a partnership agreement with Redecker Sellner Dahs of Germany, Belgium and London to help clients with interests in the UK and Germany.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bond-dickinson-and-redeker-sellner-form-partnership-90817201/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Skadden makes rare lateral hire in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-makes-rare-lateral-hire-in-paris-78144777/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris22.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading corporate lawyer Olivier Diaz is leaving Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier to join Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-makes-rare-lateral-hire-in-paris-78144777/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12CC anti-trust star leaves to set up boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-anti-trust-star-leaves-to-set-up-boutique-46692928/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/brussels9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The man who headed Clifford Chance's worldwide anti-trust team is leaving the firm after 15 years to set up a competition boutique based in Brussels and London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-anti-trust-star-leaves-to-set-up-boutique-46692928/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12PwC tax team accused of lying by MPs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-tax-team-accused-of-lying-by-mps-37646386/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/luxembourg3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The head of tax at the Big Four accountant was accused of lying by Members of Parliament over the way the Luxembourg office promoted tax advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-tax-team-accused-of-lying-by-mps-37646386/Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12Dispute level drops in Gulf construction sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dispute-level-drops-in-gulf-construction-sector-63337622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/construction1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Pinsent Masons annual survey of the construction sector in the Gulf Co-operation Council area shows that the number of disputes fell at 61% of respondent companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dispute-level-drops-in-gulf-construction-sector-63337622/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:12Influence of law firms shown on US Attorney Generals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/influence-of-law-firms-shown-on-us-attorney-generals-63626857/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Several Republican Attorney Generals, with assistance from corporates and law firms, have collaborated together 'like a large national law firm' to push back on measures proposed by President Barack Obama, according to the New York Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/influence-of-law-firms-shown-on-us-attorney-generals-63626857/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:12Compliance 'chokes' asset management sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/compliance--chokes-asset-management-sector-69331480/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/compliance4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Consumers will be offered a more restricted choice of asset managers in future because the 'vast and growing' legal and compliance costs are restricting growth in the sector, according to the New City Initiative think tank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/compliance--chokes-asset-management-sector-69331480/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:12French investment boutique opens in city<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/french-investment-boutique-opens-in-city-33758640/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris20.jpg' border='0'/></a>AyacheSalama is opening in the City of London with a team of four partners who will advise UK clients on investments into France.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/french-investment-boutique-opens-in-city-33758640/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:12DLA Piper is world's largest litigator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-is-worlds-largest-litigator-77859740/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us9.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has taken top place in The Lawyer Top 50 ranking of litigation practices - despite shrinking the number of litigation lawyers from 1,850 to 1,610.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-is-worlds-largest-litigator-77859740/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:12Quindell appoints PwC to review operations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-appoints-pwc-to-review-operations-43101355/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pwc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four firm will examine the company's accounting policies and figures for 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-appoints-pwc-to-review-operations-43101355/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:12Galadari opens Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/galadari-opens-dubai-international-financial-centre-(difc)-office-32050867/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai15.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Middle Eastern firm, which is one of the oldest in the region, is aggressively expanding its base.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/galadari-opens-dubai-international-financial-centre-(difc)-office-32050867/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:12Withers instructed on Clifford Chance negligence case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/withers-instructed-on-clifford-chance-negligence-case-59925741/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Exc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>While formal action has not yet begun, Withers has informed Clifford Chance that it is preparing a legal action against it by the Lemos shipping family.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/withers-instructed-on-clifford-chance-negligence-case-59925741/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Eversheds extends alliance networks to Asia and Latin America<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-extends-alliance-networks-to-asia-and-latin-america-97718909/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bra11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds has set up its Eversheds Latin America Alliance, bringing together 19 firms in 13 counties, and another similar network in the Asia Pacific.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-extends-alliance-networks-to-asia-and-latin-america-97718909/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Bob Dell plans travel-free pause after quitting Lathams chair<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bob-dell-plans-travel-free-pause-after-quitting-lathams-chair-25843765/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/LA11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bob Dell, chair of Latham & Watkins for the last 20 years, is to stand down at the end of this month and take a break before deciding what to do next.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bob-dell-plans-travel-free-pause-after-quitting-lathams-chair-25843765/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Death sentence deliberations start for Texas JP<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/death-sentence-deliberations-start-for-texas-jp-19721457/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tex11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deliberations are to take place next week over the sentencing of a Texas Justice of the Peace who was convicted this week of the murder of the wife of the local District Attorney.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/death-sentence-deliberations-start-for-texas-jp-19721457/Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:12UK firms spot opportunities on private equity mandates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firms-spot-opportunities-on-private-equity-mandates-59709631/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pri11.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK firms are in battle with their US counterparts to win more private equity and related work - and a report suggests ways that the UK lawyers could make greater advances.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firms-spot-opportunities-on-private-equity-mandates-59709631/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Linklaters top earner receives &pound;2.4m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-top-earner-receives-24m-90424874/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Details of the Linklaters accounts, filed with Companies House, show that profits rose 7% in 2013/14 and that its top earner made &pound;100,000 more than last year with an income of &pound;2.4 this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-top-earner-receives-24m-90424874/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Negligence actions triple against law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/negligence-actions-triple-against-law-firms-16614607/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Law11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of High Court cases brought against UK law firms has risen from 143 to 418 during 2013/14 - probably reflecting a rush to meet the six-year time limit on losses incurred in the 2008 financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/negligence-actions-triple-against-law-firms-16614607/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Corrs launches contract lawyers team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-launches-contract-lawyers-team-18486407/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sta1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has launched an 'new legal resourcing business' through which clients can use contract lawyers on a temporary basis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-launches-contract-lawyers-team-18486407/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:12Detroit manager defends Jones Day fees and expenses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/detroit-manager-defends-jones-day-fees-and-expenses-99146230/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Det11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former Jones Day partner who is the emergency manager of Detroit has defended the charging practices of his ex-colleagues who are now advising him, saying that he would need 'six to eight additional firms' if he were without Jones Day.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/detroit-manager-defends-jones-day-fees-and-expenses-99146230/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:12Pinsents highlights EU flaws in cybersecurity law plans<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsents-highlights-eu-flaws-in-cybersecurity-law-plans-30295058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Col12.jpg' border='0'/></a>An EU initiative to help the development of co-operation and information-sharing between organisations must ensure that businesses know how they can collaborate, according to Pinsent Masons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsents-highlights-eu-flaws-in-cybersecurity-law-plans-30295058/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:12M&A role for lawyers becomes more complicated<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-role-for-lawyers-becomes-more-complicated-56322337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wal11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A surge in M&A deals in 2014 - which has already pushed the total over the US$3 trillion mark - has also created work which is more complicated for legal advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-role-for-lawyers-becomes-more-complicated-56322337/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:12Top firms do battle to advise Deutsche Bank<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-firms-do-battle-to-advise-deutsche-bank-91701435/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deu11.jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case, Latham & Watkins, Allen & Overy and Linklaters are among the firms hoping to be on the new legal panel for Deutsche Bank when it decides on its new list of advisers during January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-firms-do-battle-to-advise-deutsche-bank-91701435/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:12Aussie firms get greener in the downturn<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aussie-firms-get-greener-in-the-downturn-55446340/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Air12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian law firms cut their environmental emissions by 10% in 2013/14 - partly due to reductions in headcount and in business travel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aussie-firms-get-greener-in-the-downturn-55446340/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:12UK firms lose &pound;2m client funds to scammers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firms-lose-2m-client-funds-to-scammers-19142977/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ban12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Four UK law firms have recently lost &pound;2m between them to scammers who tricked them into disclosing bank security data over the phone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-firms-lose-2m-client-funds-to-scammers-19142977/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:12HWL Ebsworth pushes into Northern Territory<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hwl-ebsworth-pushes-into-northern-territory-35407263/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ali11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian independent law firm HWL Ebsworth is to open up in Darwin and Alice Springs in February next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hwl-ebsworth-pushes-into-northern-territory-35407263/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:12Lexis Nexis Pacific unveils practice management partnership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexis-nexis-pacific-unveils-practice-management-partnership-64283861/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/IT12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lexis Nexis Pacific has announced a partnership with GlobalX which will help improve workflow processes and improve efficiency for its practice management clients in law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexis-nexis-pacific-unveils-practice-management-partnership-64283861/Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:12GCs face risks if they neglect e-discovery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-face-risks-if-they-neglect-e-discovery-46057986/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/edisc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>GCs could be in 'real trouble' if they leave all the e-discovery expertise to outsiders and do not have some familiarity with the systems themselves.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-face-risks-if-they-neglect-e-discovery-46057986/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-78034609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yal1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly update of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-78034609/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12GCs prefer dealing with law firms that use flexitime<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-prefer-dealing-with-law-firms-that-use-flexitime-87687487/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wor12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal advisers who work healthy hours appear to be delivering services in a way that is more effective to general counsel, according to a panel discussion organised by the Colorado Bar Association.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-prefer-dealing-with-law-firms-that-use-flexitime-87687487/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12Alibaba considers 25pc increase in legal team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/alibaba-considers-25pc-increase-in-legal-team-2043323/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ali1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The newly-floated Chinese company Alibaba may grow its legal team by a quarter, according to Legal Week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/alibaba-considers-25pc-increase-in-legal-team-2043323/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12Premier League viewing auction triggers legal speculation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/premier-league-viewing-auction-triggers-legal-speculation-78319776/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ars1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Speculation is starting to mount about the auction expected early next year for broadcasting rights to Premier League football - and legal specialists are also making their predictions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/premier-league-viewing-auction-triggers-legal-speculation-78319776/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12Nabarro starts Singapore discussions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nabarro-starts-singapore-discussions-14094776/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sin12.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK-based Nabarro is understood to be discussing the creation of an exclusive relationship with a Singapore firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nabarro-starts-singapore-discussions-14094776/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:12Legal brain may help protect against ageing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-brain-may-help-protect-against-ageing-89116773/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bra1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The kind of complicated work that lawyers do may help protect their brains against cognitive decline, according to a study by the University of Edinburgh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-brain-may-help-protect-against-ageing-89116773/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:12